Thursday, August 6, 2009

Beverly's Presentation: Traditions of LDS Women

When we were in Huancayo at the Mantaro Stake Center last month, we were surprised when the stake president asked Beverly to be the main speaker at a fireside on Traditions of LDS Women. After all, Beverly had never given a talk in Spanish of over 12 minutes, and the stake president wanted her to speak 30-40 minutes!

Sunday, August 2, we returned to Huancayo for the Relief Society Fireside, where Beverly read a 30-minute talk. She used PowerPoint slides as part of her presentation. This is the title slide:

She spoke of three traditions of LDS women: Virtue, scripture study, and temple covenants. Here's the slide that introduced the tradition of virtue. It includes a picture collage of some of the wonderful LDS women we know in our mission:

The event was well attended (about 150 women). Scott took this picture of some of the congregation:

After the fireside, Beverly shook hands with members of the stake choir:

Dozens of women came up to the stand afterwards to thank Beverly for her talk and to have their picture taken with her:

Congratulations, Beverly, on giving your keynote address in Spanish!


Andrea said...

WOW! Congrats mom on such a huge accomplishment. They women in the congregation seem to support and love you so much!

Eric said...

Wow, I'm impressed but not surprised that you'd do such a great job! LOVE YOU!

Dustin and Lyndsey Wright said...

My name is Dustin Wright. I am a former missionary of the Peru Lima East Mission. I was going through some blogs the other day and I fell upon your blog. I have been following your blog for months now and just want to tell you what a wonderful job you have been doing with your blog. The pictures are so beautiful and words are so touching. It gives me such fond reminders of what a wonderful mission I served in. I will continue to follow your blog, but if you would ever like to email me, my email is Please feel free to email me with any questions. I thank you so much for all your faithful service and love.
Dustin Wright

bdz132 said...

Speaking for 30 minutes isn't easy to do in your native language, let alone a foreign one.

Russ said...

That's great! I'm glad it turned out so well.